Here are the best Landscapes in Tokyo and Surroundings, with travel tips and more, according to LIVE JAPAN, a top-class travel website for visitors to Japan. Our ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in a given category.
For instance, Bunkyo Civic Center Observation Lounge, Atami Sun Beach, Atami Ropeway and other related spots will be listed. Be sure to check them out during your visit to Tokyo and Surroundings!
1.Bunkyo Civic Center Observation Lounge
A cultural facility that combines the main governmental office of the ward and rental facilities including a hall with an observation lounge on the 25th floor. It also has a restaurant with a view on the south side.
2.Atami Sun Beach
Sun Beach with palm trees, which many people visit for swimming during summer, has an atmosphere that makes you feel as if you were in a tropical country. The sandy beach is lit up at night, making visitors enjoy a view like a tropical resort. The beach is opened for swimmers every year from the second Saturday of July to August 31.
Swimming is allowed from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the above-mentioned swimming period.
The beach is lit up every night from the sunset to 10:00 p.m.
The ropeway takes you to the mountaintop observatory, offering an unbroken view of the Pacific. Nearby is the Atami Hihokan (”Atami Treasure Palace”), an ”adults only” museum, that is a hidden yet popular destination for couples.
The Izu region is named after the Izusan Shrine, which is located 170 m above sea level. During the war between the Genji and Heike clans, the Genji warrior Minamoto no Yoritomo raised an army in Izu and worshipped at the shrine, asking for divine assistance. Tokugawa Ieyasu is also believed to have paid an incognito visit to the shrine to pray for dominion over all of Japan.
5.Soka Matsubara (Big Bonsai Road)
This road of pine trees is approximately 1.5 km long and was designated as Scenery of the Narrow Road to the Deep North (“Oku-no-hosomichi”) in March 2014. With 634 pine trees planted along it, including an old tree with a trunk measuring 2 m in diameter, it can truly be called the Big Bonsai Road. Recommended to those who want to experience the natural beauty of Japan, Soka Matsubara has also been selected as one of the 100 Roads of Japan and 100 Landscapes of the Tone River. You can also enjoy blooming cherry trees here in spring. On the south side is Fudabakashi Park, which reproduces a ship’s wharf from the Ayase River’s transportation days. This park has a statue of Basho Matsuo, who is said to have visited Soka, as well a number of atmospheric structures including the Jinzaemonseki Weir, which has been designated as a prefectural cultural properly; a watchtower that overlooks the pine and the Ayase River; and two arched bridges, Hyakutaibashi Bridge and Yatatebashi Bridge, both of their names tied to Basho’s “The Narrow Road to the Deep North.” Get off at Matsubaradanchi Station on the Tobu Sky Tree Line, leave through the east exit and head east along the main street away from the station. A five-minute walk from the station, Soka Matsubara runs north-south along Prefectural Road 49, the Adachi-Koshiya Line.
Two waterfalls located close to Tenshozan Shrine. Hakuun Waterfall is a beautiful 30-meter-high waterfall with water resembling silk threads falling. Kyorai waterfall is located right beside the shrine. The waterfall is used for Yamabushi training, which involves participants reflecting on their past and future life under the waterfall.
From Yugawara Station, take the bus headed to Motohakone for about 45 minutes
The falls are a 20-minute walk from the Tenshozan bus stop
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